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Locals 175 & 633 members raise $330,000 for the LLSC!

June 10, 2013 at 6:42pm

jun10:13The 24th Annual UFCW Leukemia Gala took place on Friday, June 7 in Toronto, where the nation-wide UFCW fundraising total to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is announced each year. Herbie Kuhn, the ‘voice of the Toronto Raptors,’ hosted the evening again this year. [photos]
Herbie introduced UFC
W National President Wayne Hanley, who welcomed everyoneto the event and thanked them for their dedication and hard work, as well as Local Union presidents and representatives from across the country. Each took turns presenting their Local Union’s fundraising contributions for the year.Harry Sutton, Executive Assistant to the President, gave a rundown of the many ways that members of Locals 175 & 633 donate their time, money and passion to this worthy cause. A slideshow accompanied Harry’s presentation, with photos highlighting some of the events including baseball, golf, hockey, Peterborough cares, Canal Days, barbecues, arts, fishing and
much more, not to mention the many businesses that sponsor and support
these events year after year.
Harry announced proudly that the members of Locals 175 & 633 had raised an amazing total of $330,000 for the LLSC. This year was another record-breaking one as the grand total was announced following everyone’s presentations.
Congratulations to everyone who put in so much hard work this year – you helped raise $2,536,452.24!!!